I want to address a very serious issue that has been Melbbad-Schließungspläne brought to the forefront by the allegations that a local Michigan fighter has been accused of two counts of open murder. Junior Lee (B.J.) Beebe has been accused of killing two innocent people, Amy Henslee and Tonya Howarth. Before I proceed, I would like to extend our deepest sympathies to the families and friends of these poor young ladies whose lives were cut short by the acts of a selfish and clearly disturbed young man.
The focus of this article is to make an open statement about the implications that a terrible act like this has on the public’s view of mixed martial arts as a legitimate sport. What Mr. Beebe has been accused of has ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to do with MMA. These murders were a vile act perpetrated by one individual. The news and other media outlets are going to be hasty to point out that Mr. Beebe has participated in MMA. While it is true that MMA is a contact sport, it IS NOT earmarked by unbridled acts of savagery and barbarism. It is, in fact, the most deeply sportsmanlike and mutually respectful sport I have ever seen, bar none. Myself, as well as many others, are deeply hurt by the fact that someone who is associated with this sport has done so much damage in one fell swoop through their wicked and selfish actions.
I know (personally) dozens of fighters, trainers, promoters and others involved with this sport. They are typically well mannered, well spoken, humble and affable. Very rarely will you meet a fighter who is anything less than a great sportsman, friend or family man (or woman). When an athlete from another sport perpetrates an act of violence (i.e. football or basketball), rarely does the media demonize that sport as heavily as they do with MMA. People who are not constituents of this sport are quick to use such negative press as fuel for their anti-MMA campaign. In addition, most news staff writers who handle these stories are either opposed to mixed martial arts as a sport altogether, or at least are not themselves fans. Cheap Jordans This type of media bias paints a portrait of the sport that is simply not true to life.
In closing, I would like to state that I am definitely NOT trying to minimize or detract from the severity of Mr. Beebe’s alleged actions or the losses of the families of these 2 beautiful young women. The acts that were committed cheap nfl jerseys have left an indelible mark on many, many lives. It is simply my wish to state my opinion and voice my concern that it should NOT leave an indelible mark on the great sport of mixed martial arts. We, the Michigan MMA community, need to stand up and let the press know that these kind of actions are NOT consistent with the NFL Jerseys Cheap discipline, moral values and mentality of our sport, and we as a group conscience DO NOT condone or approve of this type of behavior in any way. The comments for this post are open…PLEASE FEEL FREE TO VOICE YOUR OPINION AND WEIGH IN ON THIS MATTER. Your opinion DOES count!